First: March 30, 2012
Last: March 30, 2012
OK. I don't post often, but I do read a lot. I am not so much interested in fiction, as sometimes those subject matters skew reality - the facts (at least that is what I have noticed). I read a lot of spiritual books (not religious as I am disheartened by how people distort religious and spiritual teachings to further their own self interest). So here are my favorite reads:
LAMB: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST'S CHILDHOOD PAL by Christopher Moore. A somewhat irreverant look at the life of Christ, especially the undocumented years prior to his last three years. VERY funny. Irreverant, yes; but always respectful of Jesus.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED by Tim O'Brien. A must read for any Vietnam Veteran, as I am.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein. It will warm your heart and spirit.
DIVINITY OF DOUBT: THE GOD QUESTION by Vincent Bugliosi (Former prosecutor and author of HELTER SKELTER [He was the prosecutor in the Charles Manson murder trial.]) Great read if you want to get a new perspective on how we selectively use Religions' teachings to further our own self interest and how our actions make God look rediculous.
GOD NEVER BLINKS by Regina Brett
SPIRITUAL LIBERATION by Michael Bernard Beckwith
JUST ONE THING by Rick Hanson, PhD
CHOOSE THEM WISELY by Mike Dooley
WHAT I WISH FOR YOU by Patti Digh
THE SHADOW EFFECT by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson
THE HIDDEN MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE by Jack Ensign Addington
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by Don Miguel Ruiz (Also THE FIFTH AGREEMENT)
THE NATURE OF PERSONAL REALITY by Jane Roberts
TRANSFORMATION OF THE SPECIES by Jani King, PhD
BEING PEACE by Tich Nhat Hanh
Anything by Echhart Tolle, especially ONENESS WITH ALL LIFE and A NEW EARTH
CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD by Neale Donald Walsch. But read the entire collection, especially Books 1-3, A FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD, and HOME WITH GOD. (Multiple reads open your mind repeatedly.)
GREAT BUSINESS BOOKS
WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE by Marshall Goldsmitt
REAL LEADERS DON'T DO POWERPOINT by Christopher Witt
BACK TO WORK by Bill Clinton
These are just a few of the books that I have read and re-read. As you can tell, I read to open my mind, find peace, and enhance my knowledge; not just as another form of entertainment and escape from the joys and wonders of life. This late in the game, it is time to savor every moment and connect or re-connect with the essecnce of Life.